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Center on Halsted to host 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference

CHICAGO – The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University and The Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute at Center on Halsted are pleased to host the fifth annual National LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice. This is the nation’s only research conference that brings together scientists, public health professionals,…

Illinois Women March on Springfield April 25 for progressive agenda, responsible budget

SPRINGFIELD — More than 50 organizations have joined a coalition to educate and organize around dozens of progressive bills being proposed in the Illinois House and Senate this session. They will bring together people across the state for the Illinois Women March on Springfield for a progressive agenda and responsible budget for all, Tuesday, April…

PASSINGS: Daddy Jeff Woods

CHICAGO — Daddy Jeff Woods, 55, passed away after a heart attack on February 11, 2017. Jeff was a long time member of the Chicago community, donating countless hours of his time to local charitable organizations and events. His southern charm and warm laughter were bright spots in the lives of all those he touched,…

Equality Illinois PAC makes endorsements in District 211 school board races

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CHICAGO — Palatine-based Township High School District 211 has become a flash point recently in the fight to protect the civil rights of transgender students. That’s why the Equality Illinois PAC (EI PAC) believes it is important to weigh in on the school board election there with the endorsements of three candidates: Anna Klimkowicz, Robert…

Women’s Night at Touche moves to new day

CHICAGO — The Leather Women’s Cruise Night at Touche will now be featured on a new night, moving from the second Tuesday of the month to the second Friday, starting March 10th. “The manager of Touche sat down with me after the new year to discuss the event calendar for the year and where there…

Mr. Leather64TEN 2017 held in Chicago

CHICAGO — The famed custom leather and apparel shop, Leather64TEN, kicked off their third year for Mr. Leather 64TEN 2017. TJ Howard is the third titleholder, and second contest winner, for Mr. Leather64TEN. The contest kicked off on Friday, March 3, with the “Pre-Lube Meet and Greet”, Opening Ceremonies that were hosted and Emceed by…